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The Junior Faculty Development (JFD) programme is the first programme launched within the framework of the “Excellence in Africa” initiative.
It is pairing up early-stage professors in Africa with EPFL professors, providing funding for jointly-designed research projects over a period of 4 to 5 years. In the course of their project, the Africa-based professors will complete a secondment of up to one year in the laboratory of their colleague at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
- Applicant must be employed or due to be hired by an African higher education institution.
- Must have earned a PhD degree between January 1, 2011 and November 16, 2022.
- Must have an outstanding research and publication track record.
- Must submit a research project that comprises an activity that falls in whole or in part of current domains of scientific or technological research activity at EPFL.
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Eligible costs include and are limited to:
- Personnel costs
- Personnel costs at the host institution of the applicant, but not the salary of the Junior Faculty grantee, who must be employed and paid by his/her African host institution.
- Personnel costs for a maximum of CHF 210,000 for the full duration of the project for personnel employed on the research project in the laboratory of the EPFL professor.
- Travel costs
- Travel, including participation in conferences and workshops and travel linked to the collaboration.
- Equipment and research funds
- Scientific equipment(s) and other infrastructure of durable value.
- Research funds, including consumables, direct costs of infrastructure use, computing time and data access, publication costs, and justified expenses of third parties (subcontracting).
- Living allowance for secondment at EPFL
- A living allowance may be approved if there is a written official confirmation from the host institution in Africa that a living allowance for secondment at EPFL cannot be covered by the host institution.
- Institutional contribution
- No overheads are allowed for this programme; instead, an amount of maximum CHF 20,000 per year can be dedicated to a defined project aimed at the betterment of the Junior Faculty grantee’s host institution.
- Shortlisted applicants who are successfully matched with an EPFL professor will be notified early 2023 and invited to submit a full proposal for Stage 2.
- Final decisions will be announced in summer 2023.
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How to Apply
The application and evaluation process includes two stages.
- Please read carefully the application guidelines.
- All required documents must be submitted on the online submission platform.
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